Slow Down in Norway

Slow Down in Norway

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Prize Winning Documentary and Debate on Hannah Arendt in Oslo

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A Norwegian Architectural Masterpiece that Changed the Face of Brutalism

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Did You Know This About Norway?

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Cool Scandinavian Looks

Scandinavian design is elegant, light, sparse, shows respect for natural materials, and is made with superb craftsmanship. Say “Scandinavian design” and most people visualize furniture,...
A Dialogue between a Brazilian and a Norwegian Architect

A Dialogue between a Brazilian and a Norwegian Architect

The Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and the Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn never met. Still there are surprising similarities between their respective oeuvres. An...
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Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo

Maihaugen in Lillehammer is Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo. The museum offers more than 200 buildings from different eras, superb cultural experiences,...
Nordic Balm

Nordic Balm

Nordic Balm is a CD that gives you contemporary Norwegian jazz at its best. Over 30 years tenor saxophonist Karl Seglem has composed, produced...
Art and culture in Norway

Art and Culture in Norway

After being a world power during the Viking Age, Norway went through various unions with and occupations by Denmark and Sweden until independence in...

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